Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Goodie Bags

I made some treat bags for my husband's employees, and I just had to share them with you!

I made the tags using the clear stamp sets that were at WalMart. I started with cutting the blue cardstock, rounding the corners and using Martha Stewart Glitter on the edges. I stamped that adorable Moose on white cardstock with VersaFine Black Ink and set it aside (I didn't want to smudge the little guys!) Next, I took white cardstock, cut them into rectangles that were around 1/4" smaller than the blue cardstock and rounded the edges on that. I grabbed the cute tree stamp from one of those WalMart sets and used My Mind's Eye ink (a sage greeny color) to stamp four of the trees, leaving a spot for one more tree. Then I used masking to stamp the darker green tree (I stamped two tree images onto white cardstock, cut them out, and used removable Glue Dots and covered up the trees on each side of the blank spot.) After that, I used the "Happy Holidays" stamps from the Tree set, and stamped it with VersaFine Ink over the trees. I inked the edges of the white cardstock with VersaMagic Aegean Blue Chalk Ink. Then I colored those little mooses, cut them out, and adhered them using 1/16" 3D Dots. Then I adhered them to the blue cardstock, punched a hole using my Crop-A-Dile, and tied some cute ribbon through cute!

For the bags, I just bought the white paper gift bags in the crafting section of WalMart, used the larger snowflake stamp from my Hero Arts Owl Christmas acrylic stamp set, and stamped in various places in VersaMagic Aegean Blue ink on the front of the bag. Then I inked the edges with the same ink (I've got a problem...I'm addicted to inking the edges. I just can't leave edges alone anymore!) When the ink was dry (which was really quick) I used my stardust Gelly Roll pen in clear and highlighted miscellaneous parts of the snowflake (you can't really see that in the picture though). I used three Hero Arts crystals on each bag and put them in the center of miscellaneous snowflakes. Tied the ribbon on, and Voila! Easy as pie! I did all 7 bags in a matter of maybe 30 minutes. Simple project that adds that homemade touch to your Christmas packaging!

All the bags together! I can't wait to fill them with goodies!

Thanks for looking! Have a great day, and keep warm!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas crafts...I love this time of year!

Wow. I can't believe the last time I posted was November 27th. It has been a crazy few weeks. If you read my personal blog, you know what I'm talking about. If not, I'll fill you in! We moved the weekend after Thanksgiving. In fact, we didn't find out for sure until the Saturday of that weekend that we would be moving the next day! So, we've been getting settled into the new town and apartment. And now that things are nearing normalcy, I actually had some time to work on some artsy stuff! I love when I get to's such a release.

So both of these projects are for my husband's assistant manager for Christmas. We are going to put some candy and stuff in the take out box for her, and I painted the little Santa ornament. About the ornament...I usually am HORRIBLE at painting things with any detail to it. But this one turned out really nice! (My mom says it is because I have more time and patience now...she's right!) I didn't paint the face, that comes prepainted but I did the rest!

I love this paper! It is from K&Company by Brenda retro looking and adorable!